BSc in Environmental Science

General

Program Description

Environmental science strives to understand the many interactions between the environment and its components, including the impact of human activities on the environment on one hand and how the environment affects humans on the other. Environmental Science goes to the heart of environmental issues in terms of understanding the science behind them as well as in developing scientifically sound solutions.

The Environmental Science program promotes the development of problem-solving skills, a broad and solid scientific knowledge base, and it teaches effective team collaboration because the understanding of and solutions to environmental issues often involve expertise in many scientific areas such as geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, as well as environmental policy. Team skills, including leadership abilities, are vital to the environmental scientist and are an integral part of the new Environmental Science major. The program will produce graduates who are committed to civic engagement and are qualified for employment with industry, governmental regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms, and graduate study in Environmental Science or related fields.

Environmental science integrates a wide range of scientific disciplines necessary to understand the environment and the many interactions among its components. These interactions include the impact of human activities on the environment and the impact of the environment on humans.


Learning Requirements

The interdisciplinary Environmental Science major requires a total of 79-82 credits through the following coursework.

Required courses
ENVI-101 Introduction To Environmental Science 3
ENVI-301 Field Methods In Environmental Science 3
ENVI-390 Environmental Science Research & Practice 4
STEM core
Biology
BIO-150 Essential Skills For Biologists 2
BIO-201 General Biology I 4
BIO-202 General Biology II 4
Chemistry
CHEM-211 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM-212 General Chemistry II 4
Earth Science
ESCI-307 Climate Change 4
ESCI-211 Physical Geology 4
Physics
PHYS-206L University Physics I With Lab 5
PHYS-207L University Physics II With Lab 5
Mathematics
MATH-187 Calculus I 4
MATH-275 Applied And Computational Statistics 4
Electives (5 from BIO, CHEM, ESCI, PHYS) in consultation with an advisor 17-20
Social Sciences/Policy/Humanities
GES-319 Environmental & Natural Resources Policy 3
Electives (2 from Social Science/Humanities) in consultation with an advisor 6
Total Hours 81-84
Last updated Oct 2018

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